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Poster: amosearle Date: Apr 4, 2011 12:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PHIL, PHURTHER, AND THE PHOX !!!

I went in saying to myself" If I could get two or three suprises that make me smile, I'll be glad I went". That was about right. They did sound good, but I fell into some dissapointment with set list and pacing at times. I don't need to hear Further play Pink Floyd covers, even though it was fun. I was not as energized by the first set as some were. Every time I was losing the rest of the band I would focus on Phil. He was indeed the hottest thing out there last night. I agree that the lead guitar was too low in the mix. The Eleven was great and rescued the sluggish pace of Dear Prudence with a reminder that once you take these guys for granted they will shatter your suppositions. Every now and then they can turn on a dime and get real tight. The only thing that helped Dear Prudence was my wife reminding me that the song is about McCartney's dog. When you think of the lyrics in that light it helps. The drumming for the Terrapin Flyer closer was amazing. The recording up on the Archive does not capture it, but I'll listen to more of them as they surface just to check. Sorry I missed the set list from Charleston the night before...

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Poster: amosearle Date: Apr 4, 2011 12:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PHIL, PHURTHER, AND THE PHOX !!!

OK, I am wrong about Dear Prudence. I am told it's Martha, My Dear about a dog. Still, I like dear prudence about a dog better...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 4, 2011 12:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PHIL, PHURTHER, AND THE PHOX !!!

mia farrow and her sister are not amused...

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Poster: amosearle Date: Apr 5, 2011 6:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PHIL, PHURTHER, AND THE PHOX !!!

Apparently, she was dogged in her determination to meditate. There, that takes care of the dog part.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 4, 2011 1:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PHIL, PHURTHER, AND THE PHOX !!!

Mia Farrow hasn't been amused for a very long time.

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Apr 4, 2011 11:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PHIL, PHURTHER, AND THE PHOX !!!

Jet, by Wings, is about a pet pony. Blackbird is about a blackbird, and Bungalo Bill is about a tiger hunter. Probably some more animal references in Paul McCartney's work.. Walrus? I think that was John, oh well...

Wonder where the nuthatch winters?

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 5, 2011 4:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PHIL, PHURTHER, AND THE PHOX !!!

Well, that would certainly be the only way to make "Jet" make the slightest bit of sense.

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Apr 5, 2011 6:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PHIL, PHURTHER, AND THE PHOX !!!

Jet! with the wind in your hair of a thousand races
Climb on the back and we'll go for a ride in the sky.

Saw a good interview with Sir Paul, he said he always loved to write strange, obscure lyrics, just his style and he enjoys it that way.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 5, 2011 7:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PHIL, PHURTHER, AND THE PHOX !!!

I thought it was a thousand "laces"?

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Apr 5, 2011 12:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PHIL, PHURTHER, AND THE PHOX !!!

yeah, ringolevio, you may be right about that.. i went and looked it up online and a few of those websites all say "laces". It was a couple months ago I saw a BBC documentary on Band On The Run's re-release. There was a big interview with Paul McCartney, and I thought that he said "races" but I could be mistaken, it was on late at night and even when I'm really interested and have a second wind, ... I tire easily. So it could all go down as another mysterious lyric in the mythology of Sir Paul.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 5, 2011 4:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PHIL, PHURTHER, AND THE PHOX !!!

LOL! Perfect reply.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Apr 5, 2011 7:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PHIL, PHURTHER, AND THE PHOX !!!

I was there. Got to talk with DEADATL for a little while before the show.

"These are a few of my favorite things..."

--My first surprise was four songs: To Lay Me Down. Never saw that coming, and in the middle of the first set.

--Enjoyed how they let pianoman stretch out and take the lead a couple of times. It gave some old songs some new twists.

--I thought the whole Terrapin suite was done better than any live versions that I could recall. It turned out to be a great closing number (whereas in the past, it sometimes drags on a show like an anchor.)

--I've never seen so much tye-dye stretched so tightly. To me, it seemed most of the crowd was 40+ and definitely plus-sized (of course, that may have just been a regional anomaly.)

--Like amosearle, I am a little ambivalent about the Floyd cover. I don't think I would have like to have seen the GOGD do "Time" but I really don't have a problem with Furthur screwin' around with covers if they want. I know if I was in a band, I would probably want to cover some Floyd.

--They played "Last Time" which I enjoyed much more than their motown covers.

--And, know matter how it turns out, there is a "feeling" that runs through you, and the crowd, when those first recognizable notes of DarkStar echo around you.

I had my oldest boy with me and was glad he got to hear a Dark Star, complete Terrapin, and a Ramblin on Rose. He thought the show was great, even the e:Brokedown Palace. He also thought Phil's singing was better than 2 years ago when we saw with Phil & F; I have no idea myself but thought it was an interesting observation.

TOOTMO

http://www.archive.org/details/furthur2011-04-03.4028

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